Outlaws of Thunder Junction Set Information, Latest Updates, and Spoilers

ChrisCee March 28, 2024 6 min
Outlaws of Thunder Junction Set Information, Latest Updates, and Spoilers

Outlaws at Thunder Junction is MTG's 100th expansion, and it is a set that features the eponymous crossroads of Omenpaths, where outlaws from various planes have come to the multiversal frontier. It's global release date is on April 19, 2024.

UPDATE: Regularly check out the latest OTJ spoilers here.The entire gallery is scheduled to be completed on April 5th.

(Article will be updated as more info as revealed)

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Expansion Set Code: OTJ
Commander Set Code: OTC
Breaking News Set Code: OTP
The Vault Set Code: BIG
Set Size: TBA
Release Date(s): April 16, 2024 (MTG Arena), April 19, 2024 (tabletop)
Card Legality: All formats (special subsets excluded)
Development Codename: Quilting



Welcome to the desert plane of Thunder Junction, where Omenpaths cross together. In the arid wastes, courier Archie Dixon meets his demise at the hands of the dragon Akul's Hellspur gang during an ambush over a mysterious key. The remote settlement of Saddlebrush provides refuge for former outlaw Annie Flash, until a certain fae trickster arrives seeking her skills against Akul. Meanwhile, in the dusty town of Omenport, a massive relay tower to control communications across the Omenpaths is under construction, attracting workers with their own secrets...




To commit a crime, you cast a spell, activate an ability, or put a triggered ability on the stack targeting "an opponent, a spell or ability an opponent controls, a permanent an opponent controls, or a card in an opponent's graveyard." Anything outside these conditions is NOT considered a crime. That being said, so long as effect is put on the stack, the crime has already been committed, regardless of whether it resolves properly or not.


Similar to Foretell and Suspend, you can pay the Plot cost of a card to exile it and cast it later for free as a sorcery. The new twist? The card is plainly visible by your opponent to plan against.

Mounts and Saddle

Functions similarly as the Crew ability, in that you tap the total number of creatures with power required for the Saddle value. The Mount-type creatures that have this ability, though, are still creatures, so the incentive is mostly to access other effects via this ability.


You can pay additional cumulative costs to gain additional effects. The modality differs from something like Escalate, since each additional cost for Spree (to gain additional effects) can be completely different. Keep in mind that each mode can only be chosen once as it is cast. Also, even if the spell is cast for free, the additional costs of the added effect still apply.

Bounties (Commander Exclusive)

You can add a bounty deck to a Commander game. There is a shared bounty deck made up of at least 6 of the 12 total bounty cards, with no more than 1 copy of each card. Bounties start on the 3rd turn of the starting player, giving players a head start. Each bounty card has a condition that a player must meet on their turn to capture and claim the reward. Oh and, only the current player can claim a bounty reward, and only one per turn.

As for the rewards themselves, there are four reward levels that increase each turn a bounty goes unclaimed. When a bounty is claimed, set that card aside as a trophy, and then you can start a new bounty on the next following turns. Once the deck is empty, reshuffle all bounty cards to reform the deck.

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Important Dates

Story Episode 1
March 11

Start of Debut and Previews
March 26

Commander Deck Previews
April 4

Card Image Gallery Complete
April 5

LGS Prerelease
April 12-18

MTG Arena Release
April 16

Global (Tabletop) Release
April 19



Outlaws of Thunder Junction will be sold in Play Boosters, Collector Boosters, Bundles, Prerelease Packs, and Commander Decks.

Play Booster Box

Collector Booster Box


Prerelease Pack

Quick Draw Commander Deck

Desert Bloom Commander Deck

Grand Larceny Commander Deck

Most Wanted Commander Deck


Preorder Bundles

Will be available as soon as the set officially comes to MTG Arena. Card details to be unveiled as soon as spoiler season begins: 

Oko Pack Bundle


  • Oko sleeve
  • 50x Outlaws of Thunder Junction packs
  • 5x Golden Packs
  • Oko, the Ringleader depth art card style
  • Oko, the Ringleader card
Vraska Play Bundle


  • Tinybones companion
  • Alquist Proft sleeve
  • 2x Player Draft tokens
  • 1x Sealed token
  • 5x Play-In Points
  • Vraska depth art card style
  • Vraska card
Kellan Pass Bundle


  • Kellan sleeve
  • Outlaws of Thunder Junction Mastery Pass
  • Kellan depth art card style
  • Kellan card


Outlaws of Thunder Junction Mastery Details


  • 45x Outlaws of Thunder Junction packs
  • 5x Mastery Orbs 
  • Kellan avatar
Cards and Packs
  • 20x packs (4x OTJ, 4x MKM, 4x LCI, 4x WOE, 4x MOM)
  • 10x Outlaws of Thunder Junction mythic rare individual card rewards (ICRs)
  • 12x Standard uncommon ICRs
  • 4x each of Gonti, Canny Acquisitor, Olivia, Opulent Outlaw, Yuma, Proud Protector, Stella Lee, Wild Card
  • Level 101+: 1x uncommon ICR
Card Sleeves
  • Fblthp, Lost on the Range sleeve
  • Jace Reawakened exquisite sleeve
  • Annie Joins Up sleeve (via Mastery Tree)
  • Kellan Joins Up sleeve (via Mastery Tree)
  • Tinybones Joins Up sleeve (via Mastery Tree)
  • Rakdos Joins Up sleeve (via Mastery Tree)
  • Vraska Joins Up sleeve (via Mastery Tree)
Card Styles
  • 25x Mastery Orbs
  • 15x common card styles
  • 10x uncommon card styles
Event Tokens
  • 1x Player Draft token (via Premier Draft or Traditional Draft entry)
Gold and Gems
  • 4,000 gold
  • 1,200 gems
  • Companions
  • Common Horse
  • Uncommon Horse
  • Rare Horse
  • "This town ain't big enough for the both of us."
  • "Much obliged."
  • "Stick 'em up!"
  • "I do apologize."
  • "Holy cow!"
  • "I've struck gold!"
  • "The buzzards are circling …"
  • "Giddyup!"
  • "Time to saddle up."
  • "Whoa there!"


Initial Spoilers

(Main set only)



Trailer Debut Spoilers



Debut Aftershow Spoilers



Featured Commanders Debut Spoilers


Breaking News Sneak Peek



The Vault Sneak Peek

(Includes reprints)



About ChrisCee:

A witness since the time the benevolent silver planeswalker first left Dominaria, ChrisCee has since went back and forth on a number of plane-shattering incidents to oversee the current state of the Multiverse.

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